Pasture Raised Turkey
Preorder your Christmas Turkey now to ensure you have it reserved for your family meal. We supply oven ready dressed turkeys with giblets. Our turkeys are reared in a free range, organic way ensuring they have the best quality of life and food. You can read more about the rare (and more flavoursome) breeds we keep and supply here.
Please select the breed and size in kg you would like. Turkeys will be available to collect from the 21st to the 23rd December or by separate arrangement. Price is €9/kg
When provided with natural pasture, turkeys will spend extensive time foraging. They are very diverse in their food selection! Pasture-raised turkey enjoy eating acorns, beechnuts, pine seeds, grasses, grass seeds, sedges, farbs, tubers, bulbs, crabgrass, wild berries, alfalfa, clovers, beetles, grasshoppers, and leafhoppers. This very broad natural diet is one of the reasons that we recommend pasture-raised turkey.
Turkey is perhaps best known for its protein richness. Skinned turkey breast provides about 34 grams of protein in a 4-ounce serving. This food ranks as a very good source of protein in our food rating system. All B vitamins are present in turkey meat, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin and choline. (However, because the biotin content of turkey meat is sensitive to the turkey's dietary intake, the amount of this vitamin can vary greatly.) In terms of our rating system, turkey is a very good source of vitamins B3 and B6 as well as a good source of choline, vitamin B1 and vitamin B12. Turkey is richest in selenium and ranks as a very good source of this mineral as well as of phosphorus. It also ranks as a good source of zinc.
All cuts of turkey contain omega-3 fats. However, the content of omega-3s in turkey can very widely, depending on the turkey's diet. As a general rule, the most favourable ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is found in organic, pasture-raised, skinned turkey breast, where the ratio is approximately 7:1.
Our small flock of free range turkeys are hatched and reared on our farm on a 100% organic diet. They are bred in time for Christmas as Thanksgiving providing a great opportunity for a limited number of people to buy a whole farm reared turkey for a traditional Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
Please book early to secure. The price is per Kilo and charged at the maximum of the range you select and any overpayment due to the bird being of a lower weight within the range will be refunded on collection. Each turkey comes dressed and with Giblets in a separate plastic bag that will be inside the body cavity.
Please note this product is only available for personal collection. PLEASE SELECT COLLECTION IN THE DELIVERY OPTIONS. Any other form of delivery selected will be charged as extra and cannot be refunded.